Scott Matuza Golf Academy

Scott Matuza Golf Academy

4.8 (13)
40 hires on
1 employee
10 years in business

About this pro

I make sure all my students have an understanding of their swings an "FEEL" what they're doing. This is a FEEL game so you have to know the correct ways for you to go by. Meaning everyone who plays this game does something that fits their game. Then plays off of that to get better. 

I love teaching this game since I was a tour player before I started teaching. Being out there on that level opened my eyes to so much that most won't ever get to see. Now working on the Tour still for a putter grip company also opened areas of this game that I get to concentrate on with all my clients to make sure they get an understanding an embrace those important areas that make everyone consistent an great at this game. 

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Miami, FL 33125
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13 Reviews


  • Cliff Hubley

    The Best Overall Coach I have ever had. Been taking lessons with since 2012 an went from a 100s player to mid 70s player. He is truly the BEST Short Game & FEEL professional around Miami to The Palm Beaches around. Love my coach TUZ.

  • Tarik K.

    What can I say, Scotty has been absolutely awesome! I have a lot of bad habits as far as my golf game is concerned and he's helped me beat absolutely every one of them. When I'm not practicing with him, he recommends all types of awesome at home drills, sends me videos and specific habits i need to focus on. I've recommend him to all my friends and would confidently recommend him to anyone reading this!

  • Amanda Maynardes

    He is AMAZING !

  • Patrick Savage

    Easy guys to learn from

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

My typical new client or student routine varies. I like to always go over the proper grip stance and set up. After that I like to see everyone's limitations. What I like to do is I will break your swing down and rebuild it back up all in the same Session. What we try to do at Scott Matuza Golf is we find something that's easy for that student to relate to in their swing. Then there are so many analogies that I will play off in my head an break it down for each student to relate in order to understand and can deliver once I put the golf club back in your hands. That's why I say I am a tough swing coach because I expect my students to practice an I will know if your not cause we should always be improving not always going over the same things. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Been playing this game for 38 years already.  Played colliegate golf at NCC & JWU having the pleasure of feeling what winning a National Title felt like.  After college I turned professional in 2005 then tried my luck on the mini tour circuit before realizing my talent + passion for instructing.  Since then I have created my own unique style of teaching.  I was known on the mini tours for my wedge game & short game so I boast those two things hugely amongst my clients. They call me the Short Game Guru.  
The next is course management.  I feel with my set of skills an the knowledge from past experinces I can help anyone learn what needs to be learned in order to lower their scores an gain that certain mind game that this great game of Golf requires. Especially with still having a bunker in my backyard for everyday practicing. Distance is great but your short game makes you the player you are today an will become.  

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I include all the costs of practice balls for our Lessons. My regular price is 150.00 per lesson. This also is depending on what you the client is looking for exactly.  This is so people know I am serious on the value of my time w/ my clients..

All my multiple lesson series are spread out to fit your specific wants & needs to make sure your always improving. So we will always have options.

I really like to customize everything to each specific player.  As i said earlier I am a Touch, Feel & Tough coach, I just want you all to improve an make sure your always learning so that your not wasting your money or your time an my time.

How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching and instructing top players because I was trying to become one.  My wake up call came back in 2008 season when I failed to make a cut after posting -10.  In that moment I knew I was a great player but just wasnt going to the next level so I had to decide on my direction. So I took a step back an asked a lot of my close friends & PGA Tour friends and took all that information from them an later decided that becoming a short game coach & helping everyone get that same understanding that we have and that same passion for that game that was instilled in us good players a long time ago.  

What types of students have you worked with?

I instruct every type of player.  The better of player the harder coach I will become.  I demand improvement or I have multiple collegues out there that would love to steal your money an not show you anything like they do.  My players range from Senior Tour, PGA Tour, Web, a little more on the multiple Mini Tours with a few college an High School players. Then I really love to teach all my clients learning the game from the start since there are so many ways to get them to learn since I still work with the top level pros in our industry.
I love the multiple levels of players since I play with a couple current tour players when they're in town. Everyone loves when the TUZ gets going on there short game issues. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

As well as owning my golf academy I am also a PGA TOUR REP for Garsen Golf Putter Grips.  We have Stenson, Finau to name a couple on our team.  It's amazing being around these top players an maintaining a relationship with all the other pros & reps.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

What are they looking to get out of a private or group lessons with your private swing coach. What are your personal goals. And be honest with your goals and expectations of what you want to get out of a private coach. I always tell my clients I can tell If they're practicing or not. Reason being most Pros won't tell you this. I for one don't sugar coat anything which is good an bad. But most good coaches can teach one thing 10 different ways. The key to a good coach is watching all of your improvements & non improvements. This keeps coach making sure your always improving cause if not again your wasting your time & money. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

You want to see what area or areas of your game must improve. Then I for one being your coach will look at your entire game from the ground up as well to see what needs the most work.
I prefer to work your Short Game (Putting, Chipping, then Sandplay in the beginning to a build your FEEL GAME. After that is created we can work that FEEL through all the rest in your bag. Helping you have a game only you know how it works.
Since your FEEL & SHORT GAME are the most important areas to concentrate on. Think about it: if you hit the long ball but have no control or say you do, when you get into the scoring area of your game with the Irons & Wedges this is where you need to preform in order to shoot lower scores. Your coach doesn't hit it that long but inside 160yds you don't stand a chance. ESP on the greens with the Garsen Golf technology. It's completely different once you feel what I feel. That's what I think everyone should be working on. Look at the top 10 on any tour. Then ask me a question cause 90% of them have exceptional FEEL & SHORT GAMES an are solid with that 7iron to the putter.  that's where this game is played from to create the players we have today. 

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